Archive of ‘Parenting’ category

Vulnerability, connection and love

If you’re looking for inspiration, a way to connect with your kids and teach them all the good things, “The Power of Vulnerability” By Brene Brown is a must-read. If you aren’t the reading kind, check out her Ted Talk on this topic. If you’re more of a bullet, get to the point kind of […]

Dreams for my daughters

“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” — Madeleine Albright Today is International Woman’s Day, the day when we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. As we celebrate, we reflect on the inequalities that […]

Honeymooning with our toddler

When Dallas’s dad and I decided to have our wedding ceremony in Mexico, we knew it wouldn’t be like previous trips spent sitting by the pool sipping Cuba Libres at 10 a.m., taking naps to sleep off the morning mimosa buzz and enjoying copious amounts of uninterrupted peace and quiet. What we also knew was […]

Pregnancy, parenting and depression

Each time I sit down to write, I’m torn.  I want to shed light on the sometimes lonely and isolating world of being a stay-at-home mom. The ugly and the exhausting, the repetitive and the thankless days that sometimes feel like they turn into months. Is it March already? I want the mom across town […]

Seven things not to say to a pregnant woman 

1. Gosh, you’re really big. Are you due tomorrow? (This one is especially maddening when a stranger comes up to you at the gas station) 2. This is going to be your only baby? She’s going to be lonely. And weird. 3. This is going to be your only baby? But what if something happens […]

Healing after diastasis recti

As owner and instructor of Wenatchee Family Fitness, I focus on pre and postnatal fitness. I come across the condition of diastasis recti from time to time, and am asked about it often. Worried moms and moms-to-be catch wind of these two scary words and they think they’re doomed to wear the physical effects of […]

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